International Program

At UTPB, we offer international students a rewarding experience in supportive environment. Our international graduates move into careers bolstered by the experience of studying at a UT school with competitive education, but a small enough campus and surrounding community to feel connected and secure.


If you are interested in applying to UTPB, please review out Application Requirement for International Students.

Work Visas

If you are an international student on an F-1 VISA, please use this webpage as a resource in sourcing companies for Curricular Practical Training (CPT), Optional Practical Training (OPT) and later for employers who may sponsor you under an H1(B) visa. Please remember that your UTPB Designated School Official for all CPT/OPT filings is located in the UTPB Career Services Office in room MB 2100.

Phone:  432-552-2633

U.S. Department of Labor H1(b) Department
The Department of Labor issues H1(b) visas. This website provides different ways to contact DOL.
U.S. Department of Labor H1(b) Department

Top 100 H1(b) Employers in the U.S.
The following link will take you to a website that lists the top 100 H1(b) employers in the U.S.
Top 100 H1 (b) Employers in the U.S.
Current Job Openings for H1(b) Applicants in Texas
This lists H1(b) and green card sponsors in Texas – it lists employers by city, including Odessa & Midland.
Current Job Openings for H1(b) Applicants in Texas

H1(b) Sponsors in the Permian Basin

  • AT&T
  • B-P Supply
  • CrownQuest Operating
  • Nicholas Consulting Group
  • NVI: Non-destructive and Visual Inspection
  • Snelling Staffing Services
  • UTPB
  • Midland Memorial Hospital
  • Reagor Dykes Auto Group
  • Sam’s Club
  • LeMond & Company PC
  • HEB
  • Anadarko Petroleum (doctorate only)